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StateoftheART Gallery Award Finalists Exhibition

6 September 2018

The ten female finalists of the StateoftheART Gallery Award present an exhibition exploring themes of identity, the physical body, our shared South African history and a wonder and concern for the natural world.
Lebogang Mabusela uses the shapes and textures of doilies to present the female body in her printmaking. Doilies in South Africa are knitted by mothers, grandmothers, women and girls and embody a story and an experience, collectively shared and unshared. With similar shapes and patterns inspired by Ndebele houses and her own Grandmother’s doilies, Jo Roets creates delicate geometric clay sculptures reflecting a shared humanity despite cultural differences. 
Unity in Diversity is also the overriding theme in Tina Teles' work, as she wholeheartedly portrays the outcasts of society with a sense of grace and beauty in her oil portrait paintings. Similarly, Anina Deetlef’s portraits touch on the universal concept that like the skin of our bodies we are all unique, beautifully flawed and ever-evolving. An individual's histories and complexities lie unseen beneath their visible skin and bone surface, as is explored in Anna-Carien Goosen’s large moving scenes exploring how our minds shift between these various physical, virtual and emotional realities. In comparable ways, Janna Prinsloo takes the viewer beyond the simple reality of the figures she paints to something beyond it, whether it is a dream, an aspiration, or a vision beyond what we can see. She does this by not painting the whole, but leaving parts unfinished, exposing the wood panel underneath. 
Instead of leaving parts out, Adele van Heerden layers her ink drawings on top of each other, making subtle commentary on the relevance of the commemoration of war heroes in a post-colonial landscape, encouraging the viewer to question their understanding of monuments with the juxtap

Participating: Jo Roets


Address: 50 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town
Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday: 10:00 - 17:00. Saturday: 10:00 - 14:00.


Why Should I Hesitate? Sculpture

Participating: William Kentridge

Opening: Saturday 24 August 2019 - 23 March 2020

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